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Shall the day of parting be the day of gathering?
And shall it be said that my eve was in truth my dawn?

--Khalil Gibran, /The Prophet/

You want to distribute bootleg copies of Disney's shit? Knock yourself out.

But don't distribute bootleg copies of works by individual creators.

Disney can afford to lose some profits.

Individual creators working on their art full-time can't.

@starbreaker @craigmaloney It's this fellow: amazon.com/Macally-Ultra-Slim-

Just enough tilt to be comfortable, keys make a lovely sound and just enough resistance, function keys do what they should (always a crapshoot with a Mac and a non-Apple keyboard, but it is MacAlley) and I always like the calculator keys instead of looking for numbers in the top row.

I've added a couple new headers to my Increasingly Less-Brief Guide to Mastodon in the last few days, to address some questions I've seen from new users:

* Why should I add a caption to my picture?
* Why can't I search for a specific word or phrase?
* Why can't I quote someone's toot, like a quote-tweet?
* Weird, my server doesn't have a bunch of these features.

I've also changed the list of phone apps I recommend after some useful feedback.

github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide

uspol, imperialism, prog metal 

#Corteza is a #FOSS alternative to #Salesforce.

@dannSwashko , this might be something of interest to you since you've mentioned how much you don't like Salesforce.

opensource.com/article/19/8/co

discussion/analysis of kink (sex mentioned but not a sexual post; anti-kink mentioned but this post is pro-RACK) 

I've been looking at Bradley Taunt's website lately, and he's got a lot of good stuff if you're into or .

bradleytaunt.com/

Mh (-), drug-adjacent 

I'm heading to bed, but I wanted to thank...

@hummingrain
@ajroach42
@Mainebot

...for boosting my Patreon post. Thanks, guys!

Data-mining reveals that 80% of books published 1924-63 never had their copyrights renewed and are now in the public domain / Boing Boing
boingboing.net/2019/08/01/80pc

self-promotion, patreon 

ORGANIZED CHAOS on #anonradio

Now!!! Tune in here: anonradio.net/

Join in com mode to chat on sdf.org/ (get an account an ssh in, then type 'com' to chat).

Then its the Intergalactic Wasabi Mix @ 01:00 Live with @snowdusk_ on anonradio.net

@starbreaker Completely agree. It's just funny to me, good writers are remarkable in that their final product can flow ridiculously well and create a good amount of intrigue for the reader.

At some point, I'd imagine even the greatest works started out with garbage flow and very loose ideas.

@sean @starbreaker

That second revision used to really trip me up. Then I experimented with rewriting in to a blank document. I can do a second revision at-speed and -- because the story is all in my head -- still crank out second revision quality.

I figure it maps more closely to what folks did before computers made line-editing so much easier.

Things just mesh, even in places I wouldn't have thought to add stuff manually.

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Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko